The AK Operator’s Union, Local 47-74, has been doing a series of 5,000 round tests on common Kalash. One on the Inter Ordnance variant is getting some feedback from the factory.
Over the past several months, AKOU have done the 5K test on an Arsenal SLR107, a Polish WBP AK47, and CAI’s RAS47. Heck, they’ve also done AR’15s (a Radical Arms variant made it 4310 rounds) the same way.
The I.O. AK made it 1,666 rounds before Rob Ski and the gang had what they felt was a failure that ended the test
This led to some very public statements from the company.
Posted on their Facebook page on Thursday, I.O President/CEO Uli Wiegand took Rob and the gang to task and promised a more thorough review by an unnamed gun-writer was in the works:
It has come to our attention that a so called “torture test” was performed with our firearm by an internet blogger. The test started by the blogger hiding behind the actual shooter of our firearm while he was wearing ornamental “safety gear.” So it is very plain to see the implied intention of the individual conducting the tests. To add, there are a lot of derogatory comments made about our product. So the so called neutral test was maybe not so neutral at all.
We at Inter Ordnance manufacture a quality product and we guarantee our veteran made firearms for life. Unlike certain bloggers who call themselves experts, and have a certain agenda, we actually have graduated engineers working for us who are true professionals. We have communicated directly with this individual to provide assistance and to request that he send the product back to us for inspection by our engineering team. He has denied our request to send the rifle in to verify the true cause of his problem with our product.
At our manufacturing plant we have test facilities equipped with Rockwell hardness testers and magnetic particle inspection equipment to ensure that there are no flaws or cracks in our material. Our firearms are made to the true polish military blueprints and we have many rifles at our manufacturing plant which have in excess of 10,000rds fired through them.
A test by a renowned independent gun writer team with our firearms is being conducted and a report will be published as soon as it becomes available.
We at Inter Ordnance guarantee the quality workmanship and longevity for each product. We have you covered for life.
We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you to our ever growing Inter Ordnance family.
Which led to AKOU firing off a point-by-point video response to I.O.
We will keep you in the loop as this story continues to light up.